The 100 Year Letter Project: Kevin Grandia

We asked friends of DeSmogBlog to write a letter to their great, great grandchildren about their vision and hopes for their world in 100 years, in the context of global warming. Here’s what DeSmogBlog Manager, Kevin Grandia said:

Dear little kiddies,

Its great-great gramps, coming to you from beyond the grave (scary music).

Life wasn’t much different for me than what I think your lives are like now 100 years later, other than the fact that in your world there is a realization that the continued use of finite, polluting fossil fuels just doesn’t make any sense.

Do you still have iPods? Is Steve Jobs head still alive? If so, can you port me back one of the new Macbook Pros?

Of course, your iPods aren’t powered with coal-fired electricity and Steve Jobs head is kept alive using a small format hydrogen fuel cell. I want to tell you though that the world I live in was an enlightened one, but it was a world in transition and human nature has a tendency to fight change and cling to any doubt as a reason to not embrace the new.

Many people were scared of the massive changes that needed to happen, and many more refused to move on. But I’m glad to say, that in the end the world made the right decision and that’s why you today, way into the future, are enjoying a quality of life that I can only dream of.

Love,

Papa Kevin

The 100 Year Letter Project: Kevin Grandia

Kevin is a contributor and strategic adviser to DeSmogBlog.

He runs the digital marketing agency Spake Media House. Named a “Green Hero” by Rolling Stone Magazine and one of the “Top 50 Tweeters” on climate change and environment issues, Kevin has appeared in major news media outlets around the world for his work on digital campaigning.

Kevin has been involved in the public policy arena in both the United States and Canada for more than a decade. For five years he was the managing editor of DeSmogBlog.com. In this role, Kevin’s research into the “climate denial industry” and the right-wing think tank networks was featured in news media articles around the world. He is most well known for his ground-breaking research into David and Charles Koch’s massive financial investments in the Republican and tea party networks.

Kevin is the first person to be designated a “Certified Expert” on the political and community organizing platform NationBuilder.

Prior to DeSmogBlog, Kevin worked in various political and government roles. He was Senior Advisor to the Minister of State for Multiculturalism and a Special Assistant to the Minister of State for Asia Pacific, Foreign Affairs for the Government of Canada. Kevin also worked in various roles in the British Columbia provincial government in the Office of the Premier and the Ministry of Health.

In 2008 Kevin co-founded a groundbreaking new online election tool called Vote for Environment which was later nominated for a World Summit Award in recognition of the world’s best e-Content and innovative ICT applications.

Kevin moved to Washington, DC in 2010 where he worked for two years as the Director of Online Strategy for Greenpeace USA and has since returned to his hometown of Vancouver, Canada.